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  • Billy Williams and Fred Talbot, former Pilots players, pass away

    Williams, a 36-year-old rookie with the Pilots in 1969, played in four games with the team. He previously spent 18 seasons in the minor leagues.

    William "Billy" Williams, surrounded by his family, passed away on June 11, 2013. Born on June 13, 1932, in Newberry, SC, Billy's lifetime love was baseball, spending over nearly 50 years playing and coaching, giving players the confidence to believe in themselves and their unlimited potential.

    Billy's professional baseball career started in 1952 and he signed with the Cleveland Indians in 1954. Billy spent most of the next 18 years in the Indians' farm system. In 1969, at the age of 39, Billy played for the Seattle Pilots, fulfilling a lifelong dream.
    Read more:

    http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/sfg...76#fbLoggedOut

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    Talbot, who died in January, pitched in 25 games for the Pilots, starting 16 of them. He won 5 games and posted a 4.16 ERA. He was talked about a lot in Jim Bouton's book Ball Four.

    Passed away on January 11, 2013, at age 71, after a long illness; beloved husband of the late Kay Talbot; and loving father of the late Frederick Talbot, III. He is survived by his devoted daughter Valarie Kay Talbot and her husband, Eric Sami; sisters, Charlotte Kennedy and Nora Talbot; sisters in law, Jackie Kushner and Fredda Kushner; and many nieces and nephews. Fred was a lifelong resident of McLean and Falls Church, VA.

    He was a former American League Baseball pitcher from 1963-1970 with the Chicago White Sox, New York Yankees, Oakland Athletics and Seattle Pilots. He retired in 1970.
    Funeral services and Interment will be private.
    Read more:

    http://www.loudoun.daily-monitor.com...lbot-jr/23907/

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    Here are articles on Billy Williams -
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      Here are photos of Fred Talbot -
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